Swindon Festival of Literature 2020

Date: 8th – 17th May 2020

Location: Various venues

The next SWINDON SPRING FESTIVAL – of literature and the arts will take place 8th – 17th May ‘20

Because the next national Spring Bank Holiday has been moved to Friday 8th May ‘20, to mark the 75th anniversary of V-E Day, the next Swindon Spring Festival will begin, as the sun rises, at 5.30am on Friday 8th May, with a lone piper, standing high on a stone plinth, in the town’s Lawn Woods, playing When the Battle’s O’er .

During the following 10 days, there will be more than 40 events showcasing literature and the arts, with a local, national, and international flavour!

These will include a wide variety of authors and speakers at the Arts Centre; a dance extravaganza with Swindon Dance at the Town Hall; a Tiny Plays project with Prime Theatre and BBC Wiltshire; a week of local authors events at the Central Library; a Children & Families Day at Lower Shaw Farm; a day-long writers’ workshop; outdoor events in Lawn Woods and Lydiard Park; the launch of a brilliant book, by a prize-winning author, that was uniquely commissioned and edited by Swindon reading groups; and a fabulous combined arts Festival Finale!

In terms of festival frolics in Swindon, there’s lots to look forward to in spring of the new decade! Festival Director Matt Holland said: “In Swindon, in May, we’ll be spoilt for choice. The next Swindon Spring Festival is something to get excited about. And we are!"

Because in 2020, the Swindon Spring Festival promises to be a fantastic cultural celebration. It will present a variety of thought-provoking authors, superb speakers, dizzying dancers, entertaining shows, terrific talks, perilous performers, and wonderful workshops.

The Festival will offer experiences that make life interesting, enjoyable, and memorable, for everyone. If any Festival followers, publishers, authors, or performers would like to suggest or request anyone or anything they would like to see part of the Festival, now is the time to get in touch, via swindonspringfest@lowershawfarm.co.uk

The full Festival programme and website will both be launched at midday on 26th March.

For further information at any time, contact swindonspringfest@lowershawfarm.co.uk or call 01793 771080